Research Integrity Concerns During COVID-19

February 9, 2021

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At a time when research communities face mounting challenges related to research during COVID-19, the concepts of scientific integrity are of utmost importance.  This webinar will cover the topic of research integrity, providing examples, sharing relevant recent guidance, and highlighting resources available to support your research administration community in this rapidly changing environment.  During the course, presenters will focus on conduct that fits within the definition of research misconduct by regulation and touch upon other forms of violations of good research practice that may also be a factor in your evaluation of any allegation of research misconduct. Specific areas include:

  1. Research integrity pressures and support systems
  2. Requirements for federally funded research during COVID-19
  3. Outreach to the research community, heightened pressures to innovate, and heightened scrutiny and investigations during the pandemic
  4. Related compliance concerns of data quality and patient safety, good laboratory practices, data management, and research integrity
  5. Review of the latest cases

Target Audience

  • Research Administrators
  • Research Integrity Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Counsel
  • Sponsored Research Leadership

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Evaluate the latest approaches to policies and procedures related to research misconduct investigations during COVID-19
  • Consider additional strategies to support your research community
  • Discuss the potential changes in oversight and scrutiny during COVID-19
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/09/2021 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/09/2021 - 2:00pm EST


Serving as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Federal Grants, Health Law, and Litigation & Government Investigations practice groups, Kristen represents universities, non-profit and for-profit organizations facing legal actions under Federal health care and grant regulations in addition to the False Claims Act and Civil Monetary Penalties Laws. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schwendinger served for nearly eight years as an attorney and senior counsel in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). [Full Bio]


Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his selection as a 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, & 2020 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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